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The collection

The collection is the point of convergence where the plural vision of the collector Antoni Vila Casas meets contemporary art. It is a map of movements and decisions to accept particular works that embrace different ideologies and creative languages. Encompassing the period between the 1960’s and the present, with a few previous exceptions, a number of currents of pictorial and sculptural creation in Catalonia are displayed. Only the photography collection is within an international framework.


Esteve Monegal
Barcelona, 1880 - 1970

Joan Monegal
Manresa, 1933 - Sabadell, 1981

An incredibly creative painter and inventor of a multifaceted oeuvre. He was a disciple of artists such as Joan and Màrius Vilatobà. He trained at the Acadèmia Miralles in Manresa and entered the Escola de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi in Barcelona when he was only seventeen years old. In 1961 he and his wife moved to La Massana (Andorra) and he worked mainly on the theme of social realism during that decade. Then, from the 1970s, Monegal focused entirely on painting and underwent an important artistic development whereby he moved on from realism to delve into geometrizations and the idealization of the figure. Finally, in 1975, he took on tempera painting which enabled him to develop the plastic language that characterizes his work.  

Alejandro Monge
Saragossa, 1988

Although he specializes in sculpture during his training in visual arts, in his artwork painting is also prominent with a hyper-realistic approach which evokes photography and which seeks to deceive the observer’s eye. However, his most recent artwork is mainly sculpture and installations, in which the protagonist is an everyday object which already identifies him as an artist: bank notes. Monge recreates them using paper and acrylic paint and piles them up in large quantities to, often, burn them. Through irony and the destruction of his own work he creates a critique of present-day society and the omnipotent enthronement of economic value.  

Miquel Mont
Barcelona, 1963

Santos Montes
Santander, Cantàbria, 1949

Joan Mora
Barcelona, 1944 - 2017

David Moreno
Barcelona, 1978

Pedro Moreno Meyerhoff
Barcelona, 1954

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